Vol.1, No.3

All about chocolate

How to melt and shape chocolate at home

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The Chocolate Issue

 A Letter From The Editor

In this issue of Happy Living we explore the wonders and the tastes of chocolate. Chocolate has been linked to chemicals which cause happiness in humans, as well as with making children smile. Perhaps the best part of enjoying chocolate, though, is its rich history and broad range of forms. Chocolate is one of the simple pleasures in life, but how would you categorize a french orange chocolate and pine-nut tart? To begin this issue, our contributors explore the history and origins of chocolate. From the cacoa bean to 19th century chocolatiers inventing the precursors of our favorite treats, it's a fascinating read. Recipes and home chocolate making are also a large part of this issue. My favorites include some of the most decadent hot chocolate recipes, and information on creating homemade chocolate covered strawberries. Finally, this issue takes a light-hearted look at popular chocolate brands. Mass-produced milk chocolate candy bars are an art form worthy of review and exploration. The history and goals of gourmet chocolatiers are also a source of discussion for chocolate lovers. I hope that you enjoy this issue as much as I have, and are able to satisfy any cravings it might give you.


Patricia Meyer
HappyNews Editor

 Chocolate : Table of Contents

» What is chocolate? » How to make chocolate fondue at home » How to review and compare chocolate taste » 5 great hot chocolate recipes » All about chocolate » All about ghirardelli chocolate » All about lindt chocolate » All about nestle chocolate » Caffeine in chocolate » Chocolate candy maker reviews » Chocolate chip cookie recipe » Chocolate covered strawberry recipe » How chocolate is grown » Chocolate without sugar » What is dark chocolate? » Gourmet chocolate product reviews » 5 hot chocolate recipes » Make your own chocolate bar knockoffs at home » Make your own chocolate gift basket » How to make a filled chocolate ball » Make your own valentine's day candy recipes » How to melt and shape chocolate at home » How to mold your own chocolate at home